Accelerating Global Health Innovations

The Global Health Innovation Alliance Accelerator (GHIAA), established in 2017, is an independent resource, curator, interdisciplinary think tank, and consultancy. We provide research, education, advocacy and support to stakeholders involved with global health agreements and related policies.

Mission

We are dedicated to improving the health of the world’s communities through accelerated and improved alliance formation. GHIAA aims to facilitate translation of global health policies into actionable agreement provisions that will address global health challenges by advancing research, development and marketing for new biomedical technologies. To achieve this objective, GHIAA develops and promotes the use of tools and best practices for global health alliance formation. We seek to engage academic, governmental, business, and nonprofit organizations in this collaborative effort.

Goals

Our goals are to provide:

  1. Value for the scientific community by shortening the time from innovation to patient
  2. Value for the global health community by providing transparency on provisions used in the formation of alliances
  3. Value for all stakeholders by providing a shared forum for discussion, education and policy & provision development

Background

The Global Healthcare Innovation Alliance (GHIA) began as a program in Public Policy at Duke University to research the alliances formed to address the Ebola outbreak of 2014. The Ebola outbreak highlighted the need for collaborative investment in R&D for future global health alliances. Conversations with stakeholders revealed a desire for legal and policy tools to facilitate alliance formation. Using samples of agreements and contracts from representative organizations, GHIA worked to identify and analyze development and other agreements in order to expedite multi-stakeholder negotiations.

GHIA was spun out into the non-profit GHIAA in early 2017 and is continuing to develop tools and best practices to accelerate global health alliance formation.

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Background

The Global Healthcare Innovation Alliance (GHIA) began as a program in Public Policy at Duke University to research the alliances formed to address the Ebola outbreak of 2014. The Ebola outbreak highlighted the need for collaborative investment in R&D for future global health alliances. Conversations with stakeholders revealed a desire for legal and policy tools to facilitate alliance formation. Using samples of agreements and contracts from representative organizations, GHIA worked to identify and analyze development and other agreements in order to expedite multi-stakeholder negotiations.

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GHIA was spun out into the non-profit GHIAA in early 2017 and is continuing to develop tools and best practices to accelerate global health alliance formation.